Three bows and arrows from Northeast India tell a tangled tale of tea, indentured labour, migration, botany, and the exclusion of Indigenous Peoples from state-managed forest reserves.
30 January 2024
What is this object meant to be? Why is it in this museum and not that one? Rhea Tuli Partridge asks simple but crucial questions about a model temple in the Taylor Collection at MAA.
16 January 2024
A large selection of objects at MAA relate to the practice of betel nut chewing. Ayesha Fuentes explores these objects through her own experiences of engaging in this practice.
26 December 2023
An exquisite brass artwork from India portrays Ganesha with Siddhi & Riddhi, skilfully blending metallurgy, culture, and Hindu spirituality, creating a captivating symbol of depth and devotion.
15 August 2023
This post suggests an alternative reading of the life of a woman who lived in Tibet, Sikkim, and Bhutan, analysing it as an encounter between two different tea drinking cultures.
20 June 2023